Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Wednesday inaugurated LED village light training programme at Thano located at Bala Sundari temple’s premises. The CM said that the training programme has been organized to promote Women Self-help Groups and to make women self-dependent.
In the first phase of LED Light Training, women Self-help Groups will be taught to make LED Chandelliers, LED Hangings, LED Bulbs, LED Tube-lights and solar emergency lights. A total of 50 women from 10 Women Self-help Groups would be trained at Thano in the five-day session.
Rawat said that it is necessary to provide self-employment to Women Self-help Groups at block level, as it will help ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ (Save Girl child, Educate Girl child) campaign. He exuded confidence that that Women Self-help Groups will work well after getting trained through LED Light training program. He said that besides preparing products, their marketing will also be taken care of.
On the occasion, the CM announced that the second such training programme would be held at Kotabaagh in Nainital district. He added that the project will help promote local products and will put an end to purchase of Chinese products. The sale of these products will also help SHGs to earn more, added Rawat. He said that there was need to use all resources effectively and need to turn ‘waste’ to ‘best’.
On this occasion, CM Rawat also distributed kits to members of Women Self-help Groups for making LED lights and other equipment.
Secretary (Power) Radhika Jha termed it a good initiative to provide employment to women at the local level. The LED Light Training programme will be taken to villages on massive scale so that it will increase employment opportunities for local people. She added that the training is an easy and very helpful in providing self-employment to women.
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